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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best New Business

Live·Laugh·Eat/Repeat Famous Franks, the winner of the New Business Award in the 2019 Nanaimo Business Awards, is a small, local business that sells comfort food fast and fresh.  You can find them located at Nanaimo Northtown Centre beside Canadian Tire most days, at events across Vancouver Island, and at the Commercial Street Night Market on […]

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Developing Nanaimo’s Economy

Nanaimo’s economy arrived at a ‘sweet spot’ over the last 18 months allowing the business community to boast its lowest unemployment rate in decades and a healthy, growing GDP. Our population is noted to have passed the 100,000 mark evidenced by the release of 2016 census data. We’re seeing signs of that growth in burgeoning […]

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2019 Nanaimo Business Awards – Best in Builders and Trades

Safety, Service, and Reliability Congratulations West Coast Helicopters on winning the award for best in Builders and Trades in the 2019 Nanaimo Business Awards!  West Coast Helicopters offers a versatile aerial approach to support remote construction jobs across Vancouver Island.  Whether it be moving crews, slinging construction material or pouring concrete, West Coast Helicopters always […]

Making Connections – Our Ultimate Goal

Nanaimo’s second annual Commercial Street Night Market — part street party, part artisan market, part food fest — kicked off in late June and is likely to boast big crowds until the end of August. Considered a huge success again, we’re incredibly happy that it brings together so many community members in an outstanding celebration […]

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The “Busy-ness” of Nanaimo’s Summer Events

It starts a little earlier every year, but by Canada Day our city is into festivals and special events full swing! It’s become part of our rising brand – a city of special events and entertainment. From our parks and waterfront, to our downtown streets and event venues, there are not many idle nights or […]

Night Market Security

There was a brief incident at the June 27 Commercial Street Night Market that has been described in at least a couple of different ways in mainstream and social media. There is some truth to each of the stories. The most important points we’d like to make are: Between the beginning of the incident and […]

Members’ Open Only 4 Weeks Away!

The Members’ Open is just 4 weeks away! It would be great to have you out, whether you can join solo or field a team. Keep in mind that all guests, colleagues, clients, and future-members are welcome! If you haven’t attended in the past, it’s a wonderful event to connect with the local business community […]